A Score for That

Genome-wide association studies have uncovered scores of variants linked to disease, sometimes with tiny effects, and as Nature News reports, bundling them together into polygenic risk scores may be able to distinguish people's disease risk. However, it adds that the approach is not without controversy.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.